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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.02791
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0069] November 1783 
Title Anne-César Luzerne to Henry Knox [in French] discussing the delivery of an engraved cannon, as well as exchanging general pleasantries
Date 20 November 1783
Author Luzerne, Anne-César, chevalier de la (1741-1791)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Luzerne informs Knox of the arrival in Philadelphia of the engraved cannon for delivery to the Count de Grasse. He thanks Knox, saying that it is especially appreciated as Knox, more than any other, contributed to the victory at Yorktown which had brought such renown to the United States. He notes that Baron von Steuben has made arrangements with the Board of War regarding the cannon. Believing the British evacuation of New York to be imminent, he hopes he will have the pleasure of seeing Knox in Philadelphia the coming winter.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Continental Army  France  Artillery  Battle  Battle (Siege, Surrender) of Yorktown  Global History and Civics  Government and Civics  Congress  Continental Congress  
People Luzerne, Anne-César, chevalier de la (1741-1791)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Arts & Literature; The American Revolution; Science, Technology, Invention; Government & Politics; Industry
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Luzerne, was a French ambassador to the American Congress, at the close of the American Revolutionary War and an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859